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Breaking the Cycle of Abuse and Neglect through Positive Youth Development (Workshop 97)
For the approximately 25,000 youth who "age out" of the nation's foster care system each year, abuse and neglect emerge as a big part of their life story. This workshop explores five critical elements that can produce transformational experiences, increasing the likelihood that these youth will make successful transitions to adulthood and parenthood: positive relationships and networks, high expectations and clear standards, opportunities for meaningful participation and contribution, challenging experiences, and high-quality instruction. Additionally, the session examines programs that incorporate these elements and discusses ways in which each of the critical elements can be integrated into daily interaction with youth.
Dorothy I. Ansell
National Resource Center for Youth Services
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